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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 7.8 km south of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Philippines, on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm (GMT +8) -

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 7.8 km south of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Philippines, on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm (GMT +8) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 7.8 km south of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Philippines, on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm (GMT +8)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 19 km depth

1 Feb 10:47 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
1 Feb 10:50: Now using data updates from GFZ
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2 Feb 06:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.4 to 19.0 km (from 5.8 to 11.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards NW.
Update Wed, 1 Feb 2023, 11:15

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Monkayo, Compostela Valley, Davao, Philippines

6.0 quake 1 Feb 6:44 pm (GMT +8)
6.0 quake 1 Feb 6:44 pm (GMT +8)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.0 quake in the Philippines near Monkayo, Compostela Valley, Davao, 30 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, at 6:44 pm local time at a shallow depth of 13.5 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), which listed it as a magnitude 6.0 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) at magnitude 6.1, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 6.1, Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) at magnitude 6.1, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) at magnitude 6.1, France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.9, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 6.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.0.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure.
Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Compostela (pop. 42,600) located 13 km from the epicenter, Nabunturan (pop. 16,700) 21 km away, Trento (pop. 15,900) 30 km away, San Mariano (pop. 18,700) 31 km away, New Corella (pop. 20,600) 32 km away, Veruela (pop. 18,100) 34 km away, and Magugpo Poblacion (pop. 233,300) 45 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 1, 2023 10:44:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm (GMT +8)
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.7456°N / 126.055°E (Philippines)
Antipode7.746°S / 53.945°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (5 mi) NNE of Cabinuangan (Davao de Oro) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) S of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Compostela (pop: 42,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Nabunturan (Davao de Oro) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) NNE of San Mariano (Compostela Valley) (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
942 km (586 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.7°C (75 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.019 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
6.019 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.910 kmPhilippines: Near DavaoRENASS
6.017 kmPhilippines: 002 Km S 66° W of Compostela (Davao De Oro)PHIVOLCS
6.120 kmPhilippines [Land]INGV
6.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.031 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
6.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesIRIS
6.020 kmPhilippines: 菲律宾棉兰老岛CEIC


Seismic station: Tucson, Arizona (TUC/IU network) | Distance from quake: 12533 km / 7787 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tucson, Arizona: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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